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TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 60th Anniversary Show: 'Honesty Always Wins...or...This Mine is Mine'

08-08-2020

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Iron Springs Chateau is temporarily closed and is anticipating reopening May 1.

2020 marks The Iron Springs Chateau’s 60th anniversary of continuous family friendly hilarious entertainment!

Please join us for our opening night of “Honesty...

[more+]

Iron Springs Chateau is temporarily closed and is anticipating reopening May 1.

2020 marks The Iron Springs Chateau’s 60th anniversary of continuous family friendly hilarious entertainment!

Please join us for our opening night of “Honesty Always Wins…or…This Mine is Mine” on Friday, March 13, 2020.

This show, written by Manitou Springs actor/playwrights, Ms. Vicki Kelly and Mr. Bruce Littrell, is a fun loving melodrama that takes place in the Colorado Mountains where men are men and villains never prosper!

In this story, the Worthmore women have been slaving to make sure they can pay the evil black widow Ena Pinch her percentage of the restaurant they run, but Mrs. Pinch has evicted them! Thank heavens the nerdy accountant Pomeroy has a plan and that handsome hero Big Buck Brawny is the luckiest man in Colorado.  With goodness on their side, the evil Mrs. Pinch doesn’t stand a chance!

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a “1960’s for 60 Years” laugh-In themed Vaudeville style musical revue full of comedy, songs, dances, jokes, and crazy costumes! It’s a blast for the whole family!

The show is directed by Lori Adams-Miller, musical direction by Bruce Littrell and Bonnie Hausknecht, costumes by Aaron Graves and choreography by Daisya Dowen, Rebekah Ratterree, and Lori Adams-Miller.

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Tags:  Theatre & Film

Monthly Lecture Series: Colorado Ghost Towns

07-14-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry proudly hosts a monthly lecture series on a variety of topics.

Join us July 14 for a fascinating discussion of Colorado Ghost Towns! Register early, as space is limited.

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry proudly hosts a monthly lecture series on a variety of topics.

Join us July 14 for a fascinating discussion of Colorado Ghost Towns! Register early, as space is limited.

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Tags:   History & HeritageClasses & Workshops

Outdoor Machine Demonstration Day

07-18-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

If you have not been to the Mining Museum in a while--this is the day to go!  We bring in a team to operate the authentic Osgood Steam Shovel (like the beloved children's book,  "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel").

Feel the heat of the...

[more+]

If you have not been to the Mining Museum in a while--this is the day to go!  We bring in a team to operate the authentic Osgood Steam Shovel (like the beloved children's book,  "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel").

Feel the heat of the Blacksmith Shop as they work on actual projects.  Plus experience the power of the Yellow Jacket II Stamp Mill. This 5 story machine crushes rock in search of gold. PLUS, take a hayride to see the historic Reynolds Ranch home, 100 year old Apple Orchard and the Adit featured in Rick Riordin's Percy Jackson Books.

Outside activities are free.  Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Inside tours are available at regular admission rates.

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Tags:   Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

Western Saloon Night Fundraiser and Whiskey Tasting

08-01-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm

The Annual Western Saloon Night is the primary fundraiser event for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

This themed night (feel free to wear your favorite western gear!) features dinner from Bourbon Brothers, live Music from Scott Slay...

[more+]

The Annual Western Saloon Night is the primary fundraiser event for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

This themed night (feel free to wear your favorite western gear!) features dinner from Bourbon Brothers, live Music from Scott Slay and the Rail, western re-enactors and games, plus the highlight...local Whiskey and Beer samples!  (See website for full listing of participants).

This fun, relaxed evening supports the museum as we preserve our history and teach future generations of the importance of our Mining and Industrial pioneers who built the west.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Music & DanceSpecial Events

CANCELLED: August Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

08-07-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

[more+]

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

STOPS INCLUDE:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance Special EventsVisual Arts

Moonlight on the Mountain

08-20-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Moonlight on the Mountain has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Lions and tigers and beers? Oh my! Enjoy local live music throughout the Zoo at this 21-and-older event.

Dance the night away while sipping samples of beer, wine,...

[more+]

Moonlight on the Mountain has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Lions and tigers and beers? Oh my! Enjoy local live music throughout the Zoo at this 21-and-older event.

Dance the night away while sipping samples of beer, wine, spirits and coffee, as well as sampling delicious eats from regional restaurants (while supplies last).

All event proceeds benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals, and all of our community partners donate the samplings you are sure to enjoy.

For all the details and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

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Tags:   Music & DanceSpecial Events

Run to the Shrine 2020

08-30-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 30 @ 8:30 am

Join us for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Run to the Shrine. The 4-mile route winds through the Zoo with giraffe, elephants, and lions along the way. Participants can run, walk or even crawl their way to new heights through this unique and...

[more+]

Join us for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Run to the Shrine. The 4-mile route winds through the Zoo with giraffe, elephants, and lions along the way. Participants can run, walk or even crawl their way to new heights through this unique and picturesque climb to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

Enjoy the stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly feet in elevation. This event is the only time foot traffic is allowed on the stunning road up to the Shrine.

The race is chip-timed, and it is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers, and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with safety equipment are welcome!

Run to the Shrine race registration includes Zoo admission for the rest of the day (up to a $24 value per person!), a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring our animal mascot (for best size availability, register early) and a post-event party at the Zoo's Lodge at Moose Lake.

All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's animals. Since the Zoo does not receive any tax support, community fundraisers like Run to the Shrine help to keep the zoo “running”.

Discounted early registration pricing starts January 30 and ends February 14. Registration is limited; register early to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Tags:   Family Fun Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

September Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

09-04-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 04 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

[more+]

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

STOPS INCLUDE:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance Special EventsVisual Arts

Donkey Derby Days

09-07-2020

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am

2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration! It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd,...

[more+]

2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration! It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, and heritage competitions!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930's, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.

Today, this jamboree is one of the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% FREE.

The donkey races aren’t the only things going on over the weekend, however. Visit street vendors, enjoy live entertainment and participate in a host of other family activities, such as heritage competitions and activities for children–guaranteed to make the Donkey Derby Days weekend a memorable event.

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Tags:   Family Fun Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

October Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

10-02-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 02 @ 4:30 pm

* NOTE: This is the final run of the Shuttle Bus in 2019. The bus will return in April 2020.

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first...

[more+]

* NOTE: This is the final run of the Shuttle Bus in 2019. The bus will return in April 2020.

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

Shuttle stops from DOWNTOWN to OLD COLORADO CITY:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City (transfer)

Shuttle stops from OLD COLORADO CITY to MANITOU SPRINGS:
– Old Colorado City (transfer)
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance Special EventsVisual Arts

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 60th Anniversary Show: 'Honesty Always Wins...or...This Mine is Mine'

08-08-2020

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Iron Springs Chateau is temporarily closed and is anticipating reopening May 1.

2020 marks The Iron Springs Chateau’s 60th anniversary of continuous family friendly hilarious entertainment!

Please join us for our opening night of “Honesty...

[more+]

Iron Springs Chateau is temporarily closed and is anticipating reopening May 1.

2020 marks The Iron Springs Chateau’s 60th anniversary of continuous family friendly hilarious entertainment!

Please join us for our opening night of “Honesty Always Wins…or…This Mine is Mine” on Friday, March 13, 2020.

This show, written by Manitou Springs actor/playwrights, Ms. Vicki Kelly and Mr. Bruce Littrell, is a fun loving melodrama that takes place in the Colorado Mountains where men are men and villains never prosper!

In this story, the Worthmore women have been slaving to make sure they can pay the evil black widow Ena Pinch her percentage of the restaurant they run, but Mrs. Pinch has evicted them! Thank heavens the nerdy accountant Pomeroy has a plan and that handsome hero Big Buck Brawny is the luckiest man in Colorado.  With goodness on their side, the evil Mrs. Pinch doesn’t stand a chance!

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a “1960’s for 60 Years” laugh-In themed Vaudeville style musical revue full of comedy, songs, dances, jokes, and crazy costumes! It’s a blast for the whole family!

The show is directed by Lori Adams-Miller, musical direction by Bruce Littrell and Bonnie Hausknecht, costumes by Aaron Graves and choreography by Daisya Dowen, Rebekah Ratterree, and Lori Adams-Miller.

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Tags:  Theatre & Film

Monthly Lecture Series: Colorado Ghost Towns

07-14-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry proudly hosts a monthly lecture series on a variety of topics.

Join us July 14 for a fascinating discussion of Colorado Ghost Towns! Register early, as space is limited.

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry proudly hosts a monthly lecture series on a variety of topics.

Join us July 14 for a fascinating discussion of Colorado Ghost Towns! Register early, as space is limited.

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Tags:   History & HeritageClasses & Workshops

Outdoor Machine Demonstration Day

07-18-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

If you have not been to the Mining Museum in a while--this is the day to go!  We bring in a team to operate the authentic Osgood Steam Shovel (like the beloved children's book,  "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel").

Feel the heat of the...

[more+]

If you have not been to the Mining Museum in a while--this is the day to go!  We bring in a team to operate the authentic Osgood Steam Shovel (like the beloved children's book,  "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel").

Feel the heat of the Blacksmith Shop as they work on actual projects.  Plus experience the power of the Yellow Jacket II Stamp Mill. This 5 story machine crushes rock in search of gold. PLUS, take a hayride to see the historic Reynolds Ranch home, 100 year old Apple Orchard and the Adit featured in Rick Riordin's Percy Jackson Books.

Outside activities are free.  Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Inside tours are available at regular admission rates.

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Tags:   Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

Western Saloon Night Fundraiser and Whiskey Tasting

08-01-2020

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm

The Annual Western Saloon Night is the primary fundraiser event for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

This themed night (feel free to wear your favorite western gear!) features dinner from Bourbon Brothers, live Music from Scott Slay...

[more+]

The Annual Western Saloon Night is the primary fundraiser event for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

This themed night (feel free to wear your favorite western gear!) features dinner from Bourbon Brothers, live Music from Scott Slay and the Rail, western re-enactors and games, plus the highlight...local Whiskey and Beer samples!  (See website for full listing of participants).

This fun, relaxed evening supports the museum as we preserve our history and teach future generations of the importance of our Mining and Industrial pioneers who built the west.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Music & DanceSpecial Events

CANCELLED: August Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

08-07-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

[more+]

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

STOPS INCLUDE:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance Special EventsVisual Arts

Moonlight on the Mountain

08-20-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Moonlight on the Mountain has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Lions and tigers and beers? Oh my! Enjoy local live music throughout the Zoo at this 21-and-older event.

Dance the night away while sipping samples of beer, wine,...

[more+]

Moonlight on the Mountain has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Lions and tigers and beers? Oh my! Enjoy local live music throughout the Zoo at this 21-and-older event.

Dance the night away while sipping samples of beer, wine, spirits and coffee, as well as sampling delicious eats from regional restaurants (while supplies last).

All event proceeds benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals, and all of our community partners donate the samplings you are sure to enjoy.

For all the details and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

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Tags:   Music & DanceSpecial Events

Run to the Shrine 2020

08-30-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 30 @ 8:30 am

Join us for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Run to the Shrine. The 4-mile route winds through the Zoo with giraffe, elephants, and lions along the way. Participants can run, walk or even crawl their way to new heights through this unique and...

[more+]

Join us for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Run to the Shrine. The 4-mile route winds through the Zoo with giraffe, elephants, and lions along the way. Participants can run, walk or even crawl their way to new heights through this unique and picturesque climb to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

Enjoy the stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly feet in elevation. This event is the only time foot traffic is allowed on the stunning road up to the Shrine.

The race is chip-timed, and it is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers, and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with safety equipment are welcome!

Run to the Shrine race registration includes Zoo admission for the rest of the day (up to a $24 value per person!), a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring our animal mascot (for best size availability, register early) and a post-event party at the Zoo's Lodge at Moose Lake.

All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's animals. Since the Zoo does not receive any tax support, community fundraisers like Run to the Shrine help to keep the zoo “running”.

Discounted early registration pricing starts January 30 and ends February 14. Registration is limited; register early to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Tags:   Family Fun Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

September Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

09-04-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 04 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

[more+]

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

STOPS INCLUDE:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance Special EventsVisual Arts

Donkey Derby Days

09-07-2020

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am

2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration! It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd,...

[more+]

2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration! It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, and heritage competitions!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930's, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.

Today, this jamboree is one of the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% FREE.

The donkey races aren’t the only things going on over the weekend, however. Visit street vendors, enjoy live entertainment and participate in a host of other family activities, such as heritage competitions and activities for children–guaranteed to make the Donkey Derby Days weekend a memorable event.

[less-]
Tags:   Family Fun Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

October Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

10-02-2020

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 02 @ 4:30 pm

* NOTE: This is the final run of the Shuttle Bus in 2019. The bus will return in April 2020.

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first...

[more+]

* NOTE: This is the final run of the Shuttle Bus in 2019. The bus will return in April 2020.

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free ADA accessible shuttle bus service from April through October. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

Shuttle stops from DOWNTOWN to OLD COLORADO CITY:
– Cottonwood Center for the Arts
– Downtown/Acacia Park
– Boulder & Tejon
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
– Art Depot Galleries
– Old Colorado City (transfer)

Shuttle stops from OLD COLORADO CITY to MANITOU SPRINGS:
– Old Colorado City (transfer)
– Manitou Town Clock
– West Manitou
– Manitou Art Center

Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Most galleries are only open from 5-8 p.m. and not all galleries are open on every First Friday. Keep an eye on PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday for updated schedule, route, and gallery information.

Photo by Mike Pach.

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Event FAQs & additional information

The event calendar is a live feed provided by Peak Radar – the source for events in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Region. They update events throughout the day as they’re posted.

The calendar events are for Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas including Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and the wider Pikes Peak region.